Top 5 Songs For Your Valentine

Striking the balance between sincerity and sap

February 14th, 2017
Kyle B. Smith
Category: News, Staff Pick

Sure, cynics will see Valentine’s Day as largely a Hallmark holiday, full of unmet expectations and last-minute dinner reservations. But no one can denounce the power of a bona fide love song. You know, the kind that strikes the right balance of sincerity and sap.
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Show Preview: Twenty One Pilots @ Honda Centre

The “Stressed Out” duo hit the road!

Zein Khleif
Category: News

It seems that Twenty One Pilots is everywhere I turn these days. Whether they’re playing on almost every major radio station or prepping for a performance at the GRAMMYs — where the first-time nominees are up for five awards — 2016 brought the duo to the forefront of American music popularity. This year, the Blurryface band is capitalizing on that momentum with a major (and quickly selling out) tour.
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Win Tickets To See The Brian Jonestown Massacre

Bringing the drone to the Fonda

February 9th, 2017
Kristin Houser
Category: Contest, Lead Story

More than a quarter of a century ago, Anton Newcombe founded The Brian Jonestown Massacre and the group has been shaping the sound of garage rock ever since. Though the lineup has changed frequently, Newcombe and his collaborators have managed to release more than a dozen full-length albums incorporating everything from shoegaze and psyche rock to electronic and world music.
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Rapper Eric Biddines Talks The Local Cafe

Meet the South Florida rapper with “Sumn to Say”

Kimberly Quitzon

Eric Biddines knew early on that music was what he wanted to do with his life. In South Florida, he grew up brewing coffee for his mom in the morning, and he took a liking to the local culture outside of drugs and violence. I got a chance to speak with Eric about his latest album, The Local Cafe, on which he invites listeners to join him for a cup of coffee and learn about his community.
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Irontom To Open On Red Hot Chili Peppers Tour

LA favorites are hitting the arena circuit in May

Katherine Seibert
Category: Lead Story, News

When one of your musical influences asks you to go on tour with them, you don’t say no. When that band is Red Hot Chili Peppers, you really don’t say no. For LA-based act Irontom, this isn’t just a dream — this is reality.
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When We Were Young Fest Announces Lineup

Emo rock festival boasts incredible lineup

Mary Bonney
Category: News

I’m looking at the lineup for this year’s inaugural When We Were Young festival, and I can hardly believe it. With no prior announcement or press, an unknown promoter has pulled together some of the biggest indie and emo rock bands of today and yesteryear to create a two-day festival guaranteed to satisfy fans.
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Six Songs for Wallowing In Sadness

“Strange days are here” -Jim Morrison

February 8th, 2017
Anthony Marks
Category: Staff Pick, Video

The world seems a bit down. Let’s be depressed together!
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An Open Letter to Ty Segall

Re: The Teragram Ballroom on Feb 4th

February 7th, 2017
Kyle B. Smith
Category: Lead Story, Review

Ty Segall,

Where have you been all my life? Like many East siders, I loath to admit when something so ripe has passed me by. I confess. I did not know much of anything about you. But then I caught that shreddy Morning Becomes Eclectic set, and it kinda blew my hair back. Then everything started coming up Ty Segall.
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